Destined to be a travel writer, Matthew Link grew up on his father's 52-foot sailboat during his teenage years, cruising around Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Before that, Matthew grew up in Malibu watching his brother surf, and later lived on the Big Island of Hawaii for five years where he authored the first gay guidebook to Hawaii. Since then, he’s spent time in nearly 70 countries, including far-flung spots like Antarctica, Greenland, and a good chunk of Africa.
Matthew worked side by side for years with guidebook pioneer Arthur Frommer at his travel magazine. He then went on to become the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Out Traveler magazine, and helped launch Sherman's Travel magazine as well. He now assists in overseeing editorial content on Away’s sister site Orbitz, and contributes to TIME magazine, AOL Travel, The Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, and MSNBC, among others. He happily lives high on a mountainside in Palm Springs, overlooking the wide and endless Californian desert.